Paul Chester U. See

General Manager, Assurance Partner, PwC Philippines

Paul brings with him over 12 years of sound and extensive experience in the audits of various local and multinational companies in diverse industries such as energy and utilities, retail and manufacturing of consumer and industrial products, pharmaceuticals, distribution services, leasing, and business process outsourcing. He has been involved in a wide array of projects which include: internal control attestation audits in accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (US SOX) and Financial Instruments and Exchange Act of Japan (J-SOX), internal audit outsourcing, financial due diligence, business process and compliance reviews, and special regulatory audits. He has closely worked with the PwC US Global Capital Markets Group on the reviews of US SEC quarterly and annual filings.

He has attended various external and internal training programs, leadership courses, and industry conferences held locally and in Canada, China, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. He shares his knowledge and experience through lectures on auditing and accounting which he conducts for the firm and the general public. He has been a member of PwC global assurance quality reviews conducted in Tokyo, Kyoto and Nagoya in Japan, and Bangkok in Thailand. He is one of the firm's key resource person in audit methodology and has been deeply involved in training program design and facilitation. He is currently an officer and a board member of the Eastern Metro Manila Chapter of PICPA.

Paul earned his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees with Majors in Political Science and Accountancy from the De La Salle University-Manila. For further studies, he attended the Management Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management where he was awarded the Superior Performance award.

Paul is a home-grown professional, a strong advocate of continuous learning and development, and an active community volunteer. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Experience

  • Energy and utilities
  • Consumer and Industrial Products
  • Retail
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Business process outsourcing
  • Distribution services
  • Leasing

Specialty

  • Audits of local and multinational companies
  • Internal control attestation audits
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (US SOX) and Financial Instruments and Exchange Act of Japan (J-SOX)
  • Financial due diligence
  • Business process and compliance reviews
  • Audit methodology

Education

  • Asian Institute of Management
  • Management Development Program (Superior Performance awardee)
  • De La Salle University-Manila
  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees with Majors in Political Science and Accountancy

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